Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Sorry for the long silence. I never mean to not blog.
Lots going on here.
Hope to have something for you in the next couple of days.

PS: Picture uploader not working. Blech.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sock Summit update

I found out my booth assignment! The Periwinkle Sheep will be in booth #516. This booth is located just a few spaces up from WEBS, and across from the Sock Museum. There is ample aisle space in front of it.

This time I do not have a corner booth, but rather will have neighbors on both sides. I am quite happy about that, as I have been planning my lay-out with three usable sides!

So far I have dyed about 500 skeins of yarn: 3 kinds of laceweight, merino silk, a new BfL sock yarn, a new sportweight, and some sock dream. Yes, pictures, I know you want them. I'll do my best to take them.

Yesterday, I took stock of my beautifully versatile sock yarn called watercolors, and hauled a couple bins out back to spread out the skeins.

This may look ok to you at first sight, but really it is a most pitiful collection! First of all, there are no purples left! Sold out! And no teals and turquoises! Sold out! No tree frog, no embers, or black walnut, nothin'!! So little yarn in stock, so little time to dye it in! I am most woefully behind.

After I took a couple of pictures, I had to run in the house for something.

When I got back:

Good one! That's what I get for setting up right under a tree.

But at least the bird was kind enough

to hit a skein

that I had marked "seconds" already.

I really really appreciated that.

Friday, June 10, 2011


Well it has been two weeks (!!) since I packed up that yarn for Cummington and I have yet to post about it! So sorry.
I am a little exhausted for various reasons so this post is not as comprehensive as I would like it to be.

I want to apologize to Bonnie especially - you'll see her in a minute! - it was SO nice to meet you, talk with you, have dinner! Wish we could have added a couple of hours of knitting.... and more chatting.

Let me get started with the Saturday of the festival, which took place Memorial Day weekend.

rack with my yarn in the Sliver Moon booth - thank you, Kay!

wee bunny in the booth across from us

wee visitor in our booth with a little hand knit dress and hat on. I may have stalked this poor mom a bit.

spinning tent

a glorious day with blue skies and fluffy clouds
 I took leave mid-afternoon on the first day to run on down to Northampton and meet Bonnie at WEBS.

(If you have a minute, scroll to her May 29th entry, and you can see her post on our meeting. :))

photographing yarn bombing

at dinner

shawl Bonnie made with my merino silk yarn, colorway "memories of summer". Bonnie please help me remember its name?

Good-bye after a few short hours.